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Shapes and Shadows: An Introduction to Charcoal Drawing

Take a break from the everyday to respond to that inner "I wish I could draw." Gather some friends for a fun evening out on Thursday, February 21 from 6:30 - 8:30. Practice the basics of charcoal drawing by learning how to draw various shapes, then play with the lighting to create and draw various shadow effects. All materials and light snacks provided. Class instructor: Mary Kay Geary. Register on-line or call the office at 455-5508.

When: Feb 21 at 6:30 pm

Around the Art House

New logo - Neighborhood Art House
Click image for slide show.

We are deeply grateful to Erie Insurance's Media Services team who spent many hours volunteering their talents to create an informative video for the Neighborhood Art House. Ed Bernik, a member of the Art House Marketing Committee, headed up the project and served as Creative Director. Other members of the team include Mandy Layne, who served as Producer, Jason Stewart, Videographer , Mike Grimm, Editor, and Jenn Cassano, Graphics. We are grateful as well to Chris Norris who has further edited the video to produce two shorter versions, one emphasizing the value of Art and the other emphasizing the role of donors.

The full video was enthusiastically received at its inaugural viewing during Taste of the Arts and is now available here: NAH Video. Take a few minutes to view it. You'll see what a gift they have given to the Art House!

  • Relief Print. Itzel (age 11) - 2018

  • Chalk Pastel. Evelyn (age 13) - 2018

  • Mixed Media Mosaic. Raniyah (age 10) - 2018

  • Cut Paper Collage. Kallan (age 10) - 2018

  • Digital Inkjet Print. Emilia (age 12) - 2017

  • Cut Paper Collage. Janiesha (age 9) - 2018

  • Tempera Painting. Borhan (age 8) - 2018

  • Painted Clay Sculpture. Guadalupe (age 12) - 2018

  • Cut Paper Collage. Sergey (age 9) - 2018

  • Digital Inkjet Print. Samantha (age 13) - 2018

  • Reductive Relief Print. Teajanae (age 11) - 2018

  • Chalk Pastel. Nhu (age 10) - 2018

  • Watercolor Painting. Marcus (age 7) - 2018

Coming Events

February 21 at 6:30 pm

Adult Art Class - Shapes and Shadows: An Introduction to Charcoal Drawing

Winter-Spring Session Registration

Neighborhood Art House Violin Student

Registration Forms are now available! They can be picked-up at the Neighborhood Art House office, 201 East 10th Street or downloaded as a pdf. The Schedule and Registration Form is the class registration form. One must be submitted for each child being registered. Only one Participation Agreement is to be completed for the entire family.

Students ages 7 - 14 are welcome to sign up for all classes Monday through Friday, or may select the particular days and class periods that they will attend. Please be sure to register only for the times that you are actually able to attend.

Classes begin January 2, 2019.

The daily schedule:
3:00 - 3:45 1st Class
3:45 - Gathering followed by 2nd Class
4:30 - 5:15 3rd Class

A snack will be available for the children when they arrive before either the first or second class.

Please be aware that registrations are processed in the order in which they have been received. As classes fill, your child's second or third class choice will be used. At times, even these are filled. We will do our best to place each child according to his/her preferences. Register early to increase the likelihood that your child will be placed in classes that have been chosen.

Photo Slideshows

Art House Classes: Spring to Summer

NAH Summer Field Trips

Contact Information

Neighborhood Art House
201 East 10th Street
Erie, PA 16503

Telephone: (814) 455-5508
Fax: (814) 480-8942

Sister Annette Marshall, OSB
Executive Director

Sister Peg Pilewski, OSB
Program Director

Inner-City Neighborhood Art House • 201 East 10th Street • Erie, PA 16503 • T: (814) 455-5508 • F: (814) 480-8942